Which Masters Course to choose for Equity & Investment Financing in 2018?


Akshat86
Hi Everyone,

I am a Project Finance (Debt) Analyst working in India for a Large Financial Institution. I have about 9.5 years of work experience with an engineering & Project Consulting background. I am interested in shifting my career into Equity Financing & Investments. Since I have no formal education background in Finance & most of the skills I have acquired are through the learning at my workplace, I am interested in pursuing a Msc in Finance with a focus on Risk/Investment Management. Since I have dealt with Banks & FIs for ECB lending from the UK for Project based investments, UK is my choice of country to study.

I have applied in most good universities in the UK such as - Cass, Imperial, Warwick etc.

I have so far received offers from the following universities and courses:

Msc Finance & Management - Cranfield University

Msc Investment & Finance - Queen Mary University of London

Msc Investment & Finance - University of Strathclyde

MSc in Finance with Risk Management - University of Bath (Under Review)

Please help me in deciding the right course/University and also suggest if I missed out on a course that might be of help.

[Edited by Akshat86 on Jan 24, 2018]

Hi Everyone,

I am a Project Finance (Debt) Analyst working in India for a Large Financial Institution. I have about 9.5 years of work experience with an engineering & Project Consulting background. I am interested in shifting my career into Equity Financing & Investments. Since I have no formal education background in Finance & most of the skills I have acquired are through the learning at my workplace, I am interested in pursuing a Msc in Finance with a focus on Risk/Investment Management. Since I have dealt with Banks & FIs for ECB lending from the UK for Project based investments, UK is my choice of country to study.

I have applied in most good universities in the UK such as - Cass, Imperial, Warwick etc.

I have so far received offers from the following universities and courses:

Msc Finance & Management - Cranfield University

Msc Investment & Finance - Queen Mary University of London

Msc Investment & Finance - University of Strathclyde

MSc in Finance with Risk Management - University of Bath (Under Review)

Please help me in deciding the right course/University and also suggest if I missed out on a course that might be of help.
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maury
What are the status of your applications with Warwick / Imperial / Cass? Were you rejected outright?

Of your acceptances, Cranfield would probably be the best choice for most students. But if you got into Warwick / Imperial, that would definitely make a difference...

[Edited by maury on Jan 25, 2018]

What are the status of your applications with Warwick / Imperial / Cass? Were you rejected outright?

Of your acceptances, Cranfield would probably be the best choice for most students. But if you got into Warwick / Imperial, that would definitely make a difference...
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Duncan
The investment management course is designed to help you to make the sort of transition you have in mind.
The investment management course is designed to help you to make the sort of transition you have in mind.
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Duncan
I don't think the ranking makes a difference to employers. These are both excellent options.
I don't think the ranking makes a difference to employers. These are both excellent options.
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Thapa22
Hello Duncun

Do you think Msc in finanace and management from Cranfield ll help me break into market or credit risk kind of role or similar research based role. I have worked largely in reinsurance accounting (fp&a 9 years) and operations risk (1.5 years) for investment bank. I am bit confused about it.

Thank you for ur help
Regards

[Edited by Thapa22 on Mar 29, 2018]

Hello Duncun

Do you think Msc in finanace and management from Cranfield ll help me break into market or credit risk kind of role or similar research based role. I have worked largely in reinsurance accounting (fp&a 9 years) and operations risk (1.5 years) for investment bank. I am bit confused about it.

Thank you for ur help
Regards
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Duncan
These well respected schools are all strong. Use LinkedIn to see more granular information.
These well respected schools are all strong. Use LinkedIn to see more granular information.
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Thapa22
Thanks Duncan. I have offer from Skema Business School in Paris and waiting for Cranfields decision. I think I ll pick Cranfield if they offer based on reputation and strong academics and also better opportunities to network with alumni. Only confusion is like Akshat88, I have over 10 years experience and might work against me. If my targets does not work I guess i have treasury or similar function to fall back to. Any thoughts?
Thanks Duncan. I have offer from Skema Business School in Paris and waiting for Cranfields decision. I think I ll pick Cranfield if they offer based on reputation and strong academics and also better opportunities to network with alumni. Only confusion is like Akshat88, I have over 10 years experience and might work against me. If my targets does not work I guess i have treasury or similar function to fall back to. Any thoughts?
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Duncan
If you cannot get into a post experience masters then the remaining ones have to be your focus.
If you cannot get into a post experience masters then the remaining ones have to be your focus.
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Thapa22
Thank you for your time, I think the best choice I have is Cranfield if I make it. I went through the profile of couple of current students most of them do come with strong work exp mostly 3 to 6 so guess won’t feel out of place. If not I guess I have to stick with skema. Once again thank you for your perspective. Regards
Thank you for your time, I think the best choice I have is Cranfield if I make it. I went through the profile of couple of current students most of them do come with strong work exp mostly 3 to 6 so guess won’t feel out of place. If not I guess I have to stick with skema. Once again thank you for your perspective. Regards
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mba hipste...
Cranfield MBAs usually come into the class with 7-8 years of work experience, on average, so you shouldn't feel too out of place.
Cranfield MBAs usually come into the class with 7-8 years of work experience, on average, so you shouldn't feel too out of place.
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Akshat86 Did you get into Cass??
Akshat86 Did you get into Cass??
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Hi Everyone,

I am a Project Finance (Debt) Analyst working in India for a Large Financial Institution. I have about 9.5 years of work experience with an engineering & Project Consulting background. I am interested in shifting my career into Equity Financing & Investments. Since I have no formal education background in Finance & most of the skills I have acquired are through the learning at my workplace, I am interested in pursuing a Msc in Finance with a focus on Risk/Investment Management. Since I have dealt with Banks & FIs for ECB lending from the UK for Project based investments, UK is my choice of country to study.

I have applied in most good universities in the UK such as - Cass, Imperial, Warwick etc.

I have so far received offers from the following universities and courses:

Msc Finance & Management - Cranfield University

Msc Investment & Finance - Queen Mary University of London

Msc Investment & Finance - University of Strathclyde

MSc in Finance with Risk Management - University of Bath (Under Review)

Please help me in deciding the right course/University and also suggest if I missed out on a course that might be of help.


Did you get into Cass?
[quote]Hi Everyone,

I am a Project Finance (Debt) Analyst working in India for a Large Financial Institution. I have about 9.5 years of work experience with an engineering & Project Consulting background. I am interested in shifting my career into Equity Financing & Investments. Since I have no formal education background in Finance & most of the skills I have acquired are through the learning at my workplace, I am interested in pursuing a Msc in Finance with a focus on Risk/Investment Management. Since I have dealt with Banks & FIs for ECB lending from the UK for Project based investments, UK is my choice of country to study.

I have applied in most good universities in the UK such as - Cass, Imperial, Warwick etc.

I have so far received offers from the following universities and courses:

Msc Finance & Management - Cranfield University

Msc Investment & Finance - Queen Mary University of London

Msc Investment & Finance - University of Strathclyde

MSc in Finance with Risk Management - University of Bath (Under Review)

Please help me in deciding the right course/University and also suggest if I missed out on a course that might be of help.[/quote]

Did you get into Cass?
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Akshat86
Hey Harshchopra89,

I have gotten through Cass, and I have yet to hear from Warwick. Imperial sadly has rejected my application on reasons they haven't specified.

But as a course I am still heavily leaning towards Cranfield. If I get through Warwick then it will be between Warwick vs Cranfield.
Hey Harshchopra89,

I have gotten through Cass, and I have yet to hear from Warwick. Imperial sadly has rejected my application on reasons they haven't specified.

But as a course I am still heavily leaning towards Cranfield. If I get through Warwick then it will be between Warwick vs Cranfield.
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Hey Harshchopra89,

I have gotten through Cass, and I have yet to hear from Warwick. Imperial sadly has rejected my application on reasons they haven't specified.

But as a course I am still heavily leaning towards Cranfield. If I get through Warwick then it will be between Warwick vs Cranfield.


Great, Congrats. How much time did Cass took to give you a decision?
[quote]Hey Harshchopra89,

I have gotten through Cass, and I have yet to hear from Warwick. Imperial sadly has rejected my application on reasons they haven't specified.

But as a course I am still heavily leaning towards Cranfield. If I get through Warwick then it will be between Warwick vs Cranfield.[/quote]

Great, Congrats. How much time did Cass took to give you a decision?
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P90p
Hey Harshchopra89,

I have gotten through Cass, and I have yet to hear from Warwick. Imperial sadly has rejected my application on reasons they haven't specified.

But as a course I am still heavily leaning towards Cranfield. If I get through Warwick then it will be between Warwick vs Cranfield.


Hello ,all of the schools are good.

I will join MSc.Finance and management at Cranfield next year. According FT ranking both of their alumni salaries are almost the same.

Could you please clearify why you choose Cranfield rather than Cass?

For me are higher cost of living at Cass and Cranfield give me more modules which some of them are managerial course like organization management and strategic management. But I would like to know your reasons.
[quote]Hey Harshchopra89,

I have gotten through Cass, and I have yet to hear from Warwick. Imperial sadly has rejected my application on reasons they haven't specified.

But as a course I am still heavily leaning towards Cranfield. If I get through Warwick then it will be between Warwick vs Cranfield.[/quote]

Hello ,all of the schools are good.

I will join MSc.Finance and management at Cranfield next year. According FT ranking both of their alumni salaries are almost the same.

Could you please clearify why you choose Cranfield rather than Cass?

For me are higher cost of living at Cass and Cranfield give me more modules which some of them are managerial course like organization management and strategic management. But I would like to know your reasons.
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Thapa22
Hello P90p

I have also accepted the Msc Finance and Management in Cranfield for sept 2018. I also had offer from Skema which has better output in placing the students in the front office role in Paris but my career objective is to move to different direction so the course here fits my requirement better. Hope to see u in sept.
Hello P90p

I have also accepted the Msc Finance and Management in Cranfield for sept 2018. I also had offer from Skema which has better output in placing the students in the front office role in Paris but my career objective is to move to different direction so the course here fits my requirement better. Hope to see u in sept.
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